söndag 25 januari 2015

Newsletter Week 5

Dear Parents
This has been a week of sickness. We are lucky that not so many children fell sick. We hope that they keep on staying healthy.
Appraisal Talk (Utvecklingssamtal)
Thanks to all the parents who have responded promptly to the proposed date of Utv. samtal.  I am crossing my fingers that many parents get the chance to take that time allocated   as we teachers of grade four only have a perfect possibility to have utvecklingssamtal those two days Thursday the 29th January, 2015 and Friday the 30th January. The school will arrange for substitutes for us for those two days to enable us to conduct this very important meeting for the children. The meeting will take place on Third Floor in the first room located on the same side as the School Library. It is the old Grade 4b class. I will put a label at the door.
We continue to work with time. The children are converting hours to weeks, months and years, seconds to minutes. They are learning different ways to write the date and how time is expressed in different clocks and watches. They are also engaged with multiplication and division. Since mathematics is in everything as some outstanding professors think, it is beneficial to integrate topics. I got great responses from their evaluations about mathematics and we will continue getting stimulated to it. They will have a test on Friday of week 6. The test will be on Multiplication and Division.
Matilda is still a centre of our work. This week we deviated  and did  Comprehension , Vocabulary and Grammar that was quite challenging .
We have watched a video from Sli.se introducing children to simple machines like lever (hävstången), inclined plane ( lutande planet) ,screw( skruven), wedge (kilen) , wheel (hjulet) ,axle ( axeln),pulley  (blocket). The children had a chance to visualize these different simple machines  in use. They learnt terminologies like enkel maskin, sammansatt maskin and kraftförstarkning. There is a link about simple machines on the blog. Click on “Simple Machines”
Completion of of Matilda. Doing the final writing of the work and pasting the group work to a complete  the project work.
Mathematics matte Borgen 4a pg.128-133

 More information in the next Newsletter.

Kindest Regards

 Jacqueline Zettergren